Datasheet: Lavandula angustifolia oil
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Name : Lavender Oil
- INCI Name
- Lavandula angustifolia oil
- English name
- Lavender Oil
- CAS No.
- 8000-28-0 / 90063-37-9
- CE No.
- - / 289-995-2
- Albert Vieille Lavender fine Essential oil
- Fragrance Ingredient
Non official functions
- Purifying (skin with blemishes)
- Sanitizer (feet)
- Repairing (promotes skin repair)
- Repellent (lice)
No restriction nor condition for use
Knowledge to date
Lavender essential oil, commonly known as ‘real’ lavender, looks like a pale yellow-green liquid concentrated in volatile aromatic compounds derived from the steam distillation of the plant’s blossoming heads.
Its name comes from Latin verb ‘lavare’, which means ‘washing’, as a reference to its original uses: disinfection and purification. As an integral part of the pharmacopoeia, lavender has also become a choice ingredient for the perfumery industry.
It can be very easily and spontaneously combined, for example with aspic to create hybrid lavender, which is often mistaken for real lavender.
The most wonderful qualities of real lavender essential oils are obtained from the plants that grow at high altitude (above 700m, ideally 1,300m).
Just like all essential oils, that of real lavender contains allergens, including anticoagulant coumarin, which can make it become ...